Rover, the first ninety years.


Author: Eric Dymock
Date of Publication: 1993

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This fabulous book traces the Rover car from the primitive early four wheelers of 1904, their technology rooted in the 19th century West Midlands bicycle industry, to the very threshold of the 21st century.

Eric Dymock starts his story with the tubular framed, belt driven, water-colled and wheel-steered pioneer designs of E W Lewis in 1904.

He follows Rover through its first award of the RAC Dewar Trophy in 1925 with the £410 Rover 14/45 for managing fifty consecutive ascents of Bwlch-y-Groes, the celebrated hill in Wales. He recounts the little Rover Eight light car, through to the fame that Rover gained in 1930 with the Light Six which raced the Blue Train across France.

In the post war period Rovers epitomised a well-behaved middle British car, being popular with the professionals of the time, be they doctor, solicitor or banker. Illustrated with a mix of both commission images by Sandy Porter, and photographs from the Rover Archive, the book covers ‘one of Britain’s Fine cars’. Very well illustrated in colour and b/w.

Hardback in good condition throughout. Dust cover has some scuffs and significant sunning to spine leaking onto front.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 24 × 27 × 2.5 cm